Fundamentals of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Hydrodynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, and Radiation Hydrodynamics
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The book consists of three parts: The first discusses the fundamentals of hydrodynamics necessary to understand the dynamics of astrophysical objects such as stars, interstellar gases and accretion disks. The second part reviews the interactions between gases and magnetic fields on fluid motions - the magnetohydrodynamics - highlighting the important role of magnetic fields in dynamical phenomena under astrophysical environments. The third part focuses on radiation hydrodynamics, introducing the hydrodynamic phenomena characterized by the coupling of radiation and gas motions and further on relativistic radiation hydrodynamics.
Intended as a pedagogical introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, it also provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of astrophysical fluid dynamics, making it an effective resource not only for graduate courses, but also for beginners wanting to learn about hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiation hydrodynamics in astrophysics independently.
1 Introduction.- Part I Hydrodynamical Phenomena in Astrophysical Objects.- 2 Basic Equations for Hydrodynamics.- 3 Astrophysical Fluid Flows.- 4 Wave Phenomena in Astrophysical Objects.- 5 Convection and Related Topics.- 6 Dynamical Instability and Dynamical Excitation of Oscillations.- 7 Instabilities due to Dissipative Processes I (Secular Instability).- 8 Overstability due to Dissipative Processes II: Excitation of Oscillations.- 9 General Relativistic Hydrodynamics.- Part II Magnetohydrodynamical Phenomena in Astrophysical Objects.- 10 Derivation of Magnetohydrodynamical Equations from Boltzmann Equation.- 11 MHD Equations and Basic Characteristics of Magnetic Fields.- 12 Astrophysical MHD Flows.- 13 Waves and Shocks in Magnetohydrodynamical Fluids.- 14 Astrophysical Dynamo.- 15 General Stability Theorem for MHD Systems.- 16 Instabilities Related to Magnetic Fields.- 17 Important Non-Ideal MHD Processes.- 18 Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics.- Part III Astrophysical Radiation Hydrodynamics.- 19 Basic Concepts of Radiative Fluids.- 20 Basic Equations for Radiative Transfer.- 21 Basic Equations for Radiation Hydrodynamics.- 22 Astrophysical RHD Flows.- 23 Wave and Instability in Radiative Fluids.- 24 Relativistic Radiative Transfer.- 25 Relativistic Radiation Hydrodynamics .- 26 General Relativistic Radiation Hydrodynamics.
Jun Fukue is a professor at Osaka Kyoiku University. He received his doctor of science from Kyoto University in 1983, and then served as a research fellow supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science until 1984. He was appointed as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Osaka Kyoiku University in 1984, 1989 and 2004 respectively. He is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan.